Route 31 Crash Near Gentle Breeze Terrace In Carpentersville

Kane County Loss Of Control Accident

There was a Route 31 crash Tuesday (February 19, 2019) after which the driver died. This accident involved an apparent loss of control after which the car went off the road and crashed into a tree between Lincoln Avenue and Miller Road.

This fatal Route 31 crash is discussed in a number of media sources including the Kane County Connects post of February 21, 2019 titled “Coroner ID’s Carpentersville Man Killed In Route 31 Crash.”

An excerpt:

Upon arriving on the scene officers located a vehicle off the roadway, on its side and up against a tree. Prior to the accident, a witness reported the vehicle was traveling south on Route 31 at a high rate of speed.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, identified as Ray Altamirano, 24, of Carpentersville, was found underneath the car. He was declared dead at the accident scene at 12:44 p.m.

An excerpt regarding the accident investigation:


The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team assisted the Carpentersville Police Department in the investigation of this accident.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Route 31 Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Route 31 crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

[Excessive speed as a contributing factor to accidents is discussed on the “Speed As A Cause Of Accidents Including Those Causing Serious Injuries” page. As discussed on that page, statistics show that excessive speed both increases the probability of an accident as well as increases the likelihood of the severity of accident injuries.]

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

Intersections Prone To Accidents Including Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway

Kane County Intersections Prone To Accidents

Intersections prone to accidents continue to be a traffic safety issue. There are many reasons why intersections can be considered “dangerous.” Among these reasons are complicated and/or confusing roadway designs; too much traffic for a given intersection; a lack of traffic control devices; and too little traffic safety enforcement measures. As well, a primary factor for accidents with injuries are if vehicles are traveling at excessive speed. Vehicles traveling at excessive speed increases the risk of accidents and serious injuries for many reasons, and can be especially problematical if intersections are prone to accidents.

Throughout the Chicago area there are many intersections which are considered due to various reasons to be “dangerous intersections” or intersections prone to accidents.  A broad range of accident types can occur at such intersections, including “T-bone crashes”, “rear-end collisions,” pedestrian crashes, bicycle accidents, and rollover accidents.  Often, a history of frequent accidents will lead to changes in the design of the intersection to reduce the possibility of subsequent accidents.

The CBS Chicago segment (video and article) of February 11, 2019, titled “Batavia’s Intersection’s Unique Design Poses Traffic Dangers” discusses the intersection of
Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway, and the accidents that occur there. A rollover accident involving the Thoman family is featured.

An excerpt from the article concerning the intersection:

But some intersections are more dangerous than others–like the Batavia intersection where the Thoman family crashed four years ago.

CBS 2 examined traffic records at the intersection and found more than 100 crashes during the past five years. Last year, there were 25 accidents. About half of them occurred when a driver was making a left turn.

Additional Details Regarding Intersections Prone To Accidents

Additional details regarding these issue regarding intersections prone to accidents can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.